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NATO Innovation Fund makes first investments in future deep technologies

On Tuesday (18 June 2024), the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), the world’s first multi-sovereign venture capital fund, announced its first investments in four companies– ARX Robotics, Fractile AI, iCOMAT and Space Forge – proposing innovative solutions in novel materials and manufacturing, AI and robotics. The Fund is supporting four venture capital funds – Alpine Space Ventures, OTB Ventures, Join Capital and Vsquared Ventures – with expertise in deep technologies such as space tech, to quantum cryptography and AI.
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Secretary General meets with Secretary Blinken to prepare NATO’s Washington Summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (18 June 2024), as part of his visit to the United States and Canada, in preparation for the Washington Summit in July.
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Secretary General in Washington: NATO makes America stronger

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington D.C. on Monday (17 June 2024), announcing new defence spending figures and outlining priorities for the upcoming NATO Summit.
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Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2014-2024)

NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies and publishes it on a regular basis. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition. The amounts represent payments by a national government that have been or will be made during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance. In the figures and tables that follow, NATO also uses economic and demographic information available from the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission (DG ECFIN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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NATO Defence Ministers agree plan to lead coordination of security assistance and training for Ukraine, address deterrence and defence

NATO Defence Ministers concluded a two-day meeting on Friday (14 June 2024) to prepare the Washington Summit in July. They discussed strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence and support for Ukraine.
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NATO Allies strengthen protection of Allied skies

Two initiatives were signed in the margins of this week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, strengthening Allies’ ability to train aircrews and to collaborate with civil aviation authorities on air space usage.
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NATO Secretary General: “the longer we commit, the sooner Ukraine can have peace”

Defence Ministers met in Brussels on Thursday (13 June 2024) to finalise preparations for NATO’s Washington Summit and discuss support for Ukraine.
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Ukrainian NGO ‘Arm Women Now’ exhibit on display at NATO HQ

A Ukrainian NGO – “Arm Women Now” – is pioneering the manufacturing of female-specific uniforms, body armour and other non-lethal equipment. An exhibit showcasing its work and the importance of military adaptation to gender specifics is on display at NATO Headquarters. Ensuring that servicewomen can operate in the safest possible conditions includes providing them with equipment and uniforms tailored to their needs. Russia’s war against Ukraine has brought increased attention to the risk posed to combat effectiveness and the lives of women from inadequate military equipment.
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First meeting of NATO climate change envoys to address impacts on security

On Tuesday (11 June 2024), climate change envoys and representatives of 23 Allied countries met for the first time in Reykjavik, Iceland, to discuss how to further enhance cooperation in understanding and adapting to the impact of climate change on security.
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Defence Ministers prepare for Washington Summit, by strengthening defences and bolstering support for Ukraine

On Wednesday (12 June 2024) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the priorities for the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers on Thursday and Friday (13 and 14 June 2024).

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